Wednesday, March 26, 2008

AM/FM Cassette JVC Boom Box



" dirty with broken antanae but works."











My radio, believe me, I like it loud
I'm the man with a box that can rock the crowd
Walkin' down the street, to the hardcore beat
While my JVC vibrates the concrete

Wait, this is what LL Cool J was talking about? It sounded a little more impressive at the time. Maybe it was a different, more majestic model.

This post provides yet another definitional problem - what does "works" mean? If its "antanae" is broken, this radio gets no reception, so the AM/FM is out. That leaves the cassette player. Putting aside obsolescence, this is what, 15-25 years old? Does it look like its heads have ever been cleaned? Is it conceivable that the dust it's coated with isn't also in the mechanism?

Which leads to the ultimate question. Do you have a tape you'd be willing to put in there? All the cassettes I have I keep around because they're unique, containing songs available no where else in my collection, maybe on earth. Free JVC boombox, you will feast on my priceless cassettes when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

3 comments:

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TK said...

That box has Burning Man written all over it. You'll note the fine layer of white dust. I'd be surprised if it worked at all.

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